Symptoms

  • 355 dead in Syria chemical attack, says medical charity MSF August 25, 2013

    Three hospitals near Damascus reported 355 deaths after an alleged chemical attack last Wednesday out of around 3,600 admissions with nerve gas-type symptoms, the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Saturday. The Syrian opposition has accused government forces of gassing hundreds of people on Wednesday by firing rockets that...
  • Hepatitis B carrier state has no symptoms: Dr Vivek Raj July 30, 2013

    Dr Vivek Raj, director of department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Max Healthcare, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on hepatitis in India and the available preventive technologies. Q. I am hepatitis B positive and non reactive. My fibroscan suggest 6.5 Kpa stiffness. Liver Biopsy shows possibility of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis/no significant...
  • 10 persons diagnosed with dengue symptoms in Barsathua village July 26, 2013

    Ten persons were on Friday diagnosed with symptoms of Dengue in a village in Bihar's Rohtas district, health department sources said. A team of doctors visited Barsathua village and found 10 persons, including three women and a girl, were suffering from symptoms of dengue during check up, the Medical Officer In-Charge...
  • Full list of Swine Flu testing centers in India February 18, 2013

    There has been a sharp surge in the number of Swine Flu cases in most parts of North India. Apart from Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan have also seen a sudden spike in the viral disease. With 54 deaths, Rajasthan has seen the maximum casualties this year, followed by Haryana,...
  • Symptoms of swine flu, 91 deaths in 2013 February 11, 2013

    Swine Flu has resurfaced in the country with 456 cases and 91 deaths since the start of the year. Though the weather is conducive for the virus to spread fast, doctors are saying there is no need to panic just yet, the virus has lost its teeth and...
  • Social networking sites can trigger psychotic symptoms: Study November 21, 2012

    Jerusalem: Excessive internet communications through social networking sites such as Facebook may lead to psychotic symptoms, including delusions, anxiety and confusion, according to a new study. A study by Tel Aviv University found a connection between gradual development and exacerbation of psychoticd symptoms and intensified use of computer communications. "As...
  • Fatwa allows fasting men to use nicotine patches August 3, 2011

    Dubai: A special fatwa issued by a religious body here has permitted smokers to use nicotine patches during the month of Ramadan to deal with withdrawal symptoms, saying it does not violate the observance of fasting. The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) here issues list of fatwas daily to...
  • AP govt goes all out to battle swine flu August 8, 2010

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government has finally fine-tuned its flu fighting measures after more than 200 people have been affected and 21 people have lost their lives. Andhra Pradesh chief minister K Rosaiah asked the health department officials to take all steps to contain the spread of infectious diseases including...
  • Revised guidelines to handle swine flu August 7, 2009

    Revised Guidelines for testing of persons with flu like symptoms reporting at hospitals notified for Influenza H1N1 So far, the present guidelines stipulate that a person suspected of influenza A(H1N1) need to be referred to an identified government health facility. He/she needs to be kept in an isolation facility in that...
  • Swine flu cases rise, can India deal with an outbreak? June 9, 2009

    New Delhi: The H1N1 virus is spreading in India and has reached the Capital. The latest patient is the mother of a 35-year old passenger who had earlier tested positive. The passenger had arrived in Delhi by the New York-Delhi Air India flight last Tuesday. But Hyderabad is facing the...
  • Swine flu: Two people hospitalised in Kolkata May 28, 2009

    Kolkata: A woman and her one-year-old child were admitted to a city hospital with symptoms of swine flu after they landed at the international airport. "Forty-three-year-old Susmita Biswas and her baby, Gibson were admitted to Beliaghata Infectious Diseases Hospital with symptoms of swine flu. Their blood samples have been sent...
  • View chat: With Dr Bir Singh on swine flu and Indians May 6, 2009

    Does the Swine Flu scare pose a risk for India? What are the precautions to be followed? Post your question now. Dr Singh will answer all your questions regarding the Influenza A H1 N1 virus. Dr Bir Singh completed his MD in community Medicine from the All India Institute...
  • Tanorexia, teenagers' latest addiction September 4, 2008

    Washington: More than 25 percent students of a large university are addicted to tanning, a new study has found. All the students having symptoms of tanning dependence also suffer symptoms similar to alcohol and drug-addicted individuals. The study by researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center also found those with...
  • Know how to recognise symptoms of a stroke May 19, 2008

    New Delhi: In India, strokes take 8 lakh lives annually and leave a larger number permanently disabled. It is the third leading cause of death in the country, after heart disease and cancer. While a massive one can kill you within minutes, you can save yourself if you recognise the...
  • Chikungunya: Dos and dont's June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: It has been a week now since the outbreak of the deadly viral disease chikungunya. Kerala has been hit hard with the virus claiming 52 lives. In Maharashtra's Kolhapur district, 21 cases have been reported, 16 people have tested positive for chikungunya in Karnataka, and 10 people in...
  • Are you trying to quit smoking? October 9, 2006

    You could face many health problems when trying to give up smoking. Watch video for tips to deal with it. ...